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Not only elderly users are confused by the change from the default - everyone is. Elderly users may be more confused than other people. You say that moving the scroll wheel / touchpad / slider counts as "an action", but moving the mouse does not because it's "easy/natural" and because you're discounting cursor movement. I don't see why it should be ...


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Proximity is only half of Fitts' Law. Size is the other half. While displaying a radial menu around a cursor seems like it solves the proximity problem, the fact is it doesn't make things that much closer. The standard Windows Start or Mac Apple menu buttons are usually much farther away from the cursor, yet they are much easier and faster to hit than ...


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I don't know the specific case of the app you would like to design. But that idea looks like it would work for a group of a few options (about 4 or 5). I think how this would work best is if you have a screen area where a click triggers a circle to pop over the surroundings. However the user would have to hold the mouse in order the well to stay. Then, the ...


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You could hide the classic menu and toggle its display between hidden and shown when the alt key is pressed (just like Microsoft does). Screen real-estate is important. If the classic menu would be used less, then removing it or hiding is a valid decision. You should always work towards reducing the cognitive (visual) load on the application itself. The ...



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